17.11. Saving Part of a File
While editing, you will sometimes want to save just part of your file as a separate, new file. For example, you might have entered formatting codes and text that you want to use as a header for several files.
You can combine ex line addressing (Section 20.3) with the write command, w, to save part of a file. For example, if you are in the file practice and want to save part of practice as the file newfile, you could enter:
After newfile has been created, you'll need w! instead of w.
-- LL, from Learning the vi Editor (O'Reilly, 1998)
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